41st Big O Tires Store Opens in Utah

Big O Tires LLC, a subsidiary of TBC Corp., has expanded with the opening of its 41st store in Utah. The store in Vernal, Utah is owned and operated by Kenny and Charlynne Wondra and their son, Travis. The Wondras also own a location in Craig, Colo.


TBC Is Expanding Its Midas Franchise in Quebec

TBC Corp. plans to add multiple Midas locations over the next two years in Quebec City, Drummondville, and Trois-Rivières in Canada’s Quebec Province. The company is currently looking for franchisees to expand the brand in Quebec City.


Big O Tires Expands in Missouri

TBC Corp.’s Big O Tires LLC subsidiary has added a store in Branson, Mo. The store is owned and operated by MFA Petroleum Co., a Big O Tires franchisee owning 15 Big O Tires locations in the Missouri and Arkansas markets.


Tire Pros sponsors the New York Jets

Tire Pros is sponsoring the New York Jets of the National Football League for the 2015 season. The sponsorship will help the independent retail franchise further expand into the upper Northeast market.


TBC is growing its Midas franchise

TBC Corp. says its Midas International Corp. subsidiary is exceeding growth targets by opening new stores with three different constituents: entrepreneurs who are new to the auto industry; independent auto/tire stores that convert to Midas; and existing Midas franchisees that are opening up new stores.


4 tire dealers joined Mighty franchise in 2014

Four independent tire dealers joined the Mighty Auto Parts franchise network in 2014. The dealers joined the franchise to centrally distribute preventive maintenance parts to their stores reports MDSA LLC, which does business as Mighty Auto Parts.

(From left): Joe Francis, vice president of strategic alliances at ADP (representing the IFA); Kory Coleman; Kent Coleman and Jeff Tews, multi-unit franchisee of BrightStar Care (representing IFA).

Big O franchisees receive award

Big O Tires LLC franchisees Kory Coleman and Kent Coleman of Salt Lake City, Utah, were honored recently by the International Franchise Association (IFA) with its annual Franchisee of the Year Award.

Wes Stephenson is the new vice president of operations at Tire Pros.

Stephenson oversees Tire Pros operations

Tire Pros, a subsidiary of American Tire Distributors Inc. (ATD), has named Wes Stephenson vice president of operations. He has responsibilities over marketing, training, and program development.


Tire Pros promotes 'Local Dealer Days'

Tire Pros, a subsidiary of American Tire Distributors Inc. (ATD), unveiled its 2014 annual national marketing campaign. Entitled “Local Dealer Days,” the campaign will feature four retail promotions designed to drive traffic and build awareness in the more than 570 Tire Pros franchise locations nationwide.


ATD triples Tire Pros locations in 5 years

Since purchasing the Tire Pros franchise program from AMPAC Tire Distributors five years ago, American Tire Distributors Inc. hasn't focused on growth for growth's sake.

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